Pyrus calleryana--Callery Pear
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Height: 40 ft Spread: 30 ft Form: oval
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Comments: Callery Pear cultivars are excellent flowering trees. Grand
white flowers in early spring offer outstanding beauty. The fall color
starts as a deep purple then becomes red in some cultivars. Some of
the cultivars are susceptible to fire blight.
'Aristocrat' - Wider branch angles make this the widest cultivar and
less susceptible to storm damage. Unfortunately, it can be susceptible
'Bradford' - The best-known variety, the Bradford does see some storm
damage in its branches.
'Cleveland Select' or 'Chanticleer' - A narrow, pyramidal tree, that
grows only to about 15' wide.
'Jack' - A dwarf form, great for small gardens! Only 15' tall and 10'
wide at maturity. Red fall color.
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